Fellowship Benefits

Fellowship Benefits

Recognizing that boards are facing unprecedented disruptions, a proliferation of information, and increasing expectations, NACD Fellowship® helps directors navigate this dynamic environment with a continuous-improvement plan.

Built for and by directors, NACD Fellowship provides a director-education roadmap for continuous learning and translates that knowledge into a distinguished credential—recognized by investors, regulators, and the director community.

NACD Fellows, who earn The Gold Standard Director Credential® year after year, head into the boardroom armed with the latest insights, intelligence, and leading boardroom practices.

Stay Ahead

Fellowship Stay Ahead

Ensure that you are staying ahead of emerging issues; asking the right questions; and protecting your reputation and your stakeholders' long-term value.

Stay Connected

Fellowship Stay Connected

Continue to build your network and outside perspectives by joining today's cohort of distinguished NACD Fellows—representing thousands of the world's largest and most-diverse organizations.

Be Recognized

Fellowship Be Recognized

Show your stakeholders that you are committed to the highest standard of continuous learning in proxy statements and when seeking board and committee seats.

Complement your NACD membership with these added benefits:

  • Sample proxy statement language (Board Leadership Fellow, Governance Fellow)
  • An official certificate of NACD Fellowship
  • Complimentary access to the NACD research library
  • Invitations to Fellow-only programming and networking opportunities
  • Advance preview of proprietary NACD research and insights
  • A listing in NACD's quarterly press release
  • Ten (10) percent discount on all national events (with the exception of the online Cyber Certificate)
  • A customizable press release template for personal or company use
  • An NACD Fellowship transcript to share with your board
  • A digital NACD Fellow signature badge (Board Leadership Fellow badge, Governance Fellow badge)
  • Ongoing recognition at NACD events across the nation